At Los Alamos
The physicists who developed The Bomb could scarcely contain their fascination with it, as Jeremy Bernstein ...
Mr. Dooley Now and Forever
This fictitious Chicago Irish barkeep viewed life 100 years ago with biting truths and witty appraisals, ...
Peanuts, Popcorn & American Presidents
Ray Robinson surveys the presidential attitude toward baseball since the early 20th century, separating the enthusiasts ...
The brutal struggle for independence in French Algeria ripped apart French society and became a shameful ...
Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding
The 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indians, defying the U.S. government, provoked anger that ...
Mostly He Won
A tale of large personalities involved in an intense, brainy competition—the Fischer-Spassky 1972 world championship chess ...
The Art of Money-Getting
A plum for young men on the rise, from the most gifted advocate for the Gospel ...
The Hundred Days' War
Roosevelt battles the Great Depression with the most furious period of legislative activity in American history.
The Revolt of Henrik Ibsen
The distinguished critic Robert Brustein explores the impact of Ibsen on the modern theater.
How early detection and mass screening have turned prostate cancer ...
United States History Titles
Browse our United States History titles listed below.
The contested election of 2000 that brought George W. Bush to the White House was filled with a strange sort of drama. But, as historian Kenneth O’Reilly shows in this fresh recounting, it was even stranger than we know.
As William O’Neill makes us realize, the 1960s was a time like no other America has ever known. In this appraisal of its “new” culture, he conveys all that was inspired, phony, large-spirited, dreary, mad, magnificent, screwed-up, delightful, and confused about the period.
The Story of a Sexual ObsessionUnited States History, American History, U.S. History
Largely under the radar during Kennedy’s White House years was the president’s womanizing. O’Brien details Kennedy’s near-pathological approach to women and sex, then beyond the farthest reaches of the media’s imagination. Here is an astonishing piece of presidential history.
The FBI, the NSA, and the Struggle Between National Security and Civil Liberties in the Wake of 9/11United States History, American History, U.S. History, U.S. Government
Athan Theoharis considers the record of the past to assess today’s broadened powers for the FBI and the NSA after 9/11. He concludes that Americans may feel marginally safer, but at a dangerous cost to their freedoms and to the tenor of our political dialogue.
Hank Greenberg Confronts Anti-Semitism in Baseball
by Ray RobinsonUnited States History, U.S. History, Sports History
When Hank Greenberg challenged Babe Ruth’s home run record he became a hero to American Jews. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Ray Robinson remembers the man, the player, and the prejudice he overcame.
A Dean's Sobering PerspectiveUnited States History, Education
A former dean looks at American higher education and finds the value of a college education now highly problematic. With an insider's knowledge, he describes the hidden costs behind exploding tuition costs that are creating a two-tiered society.
How Medical Activism Has Inflated the Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer and DepressionUnited States History, U.S. History, Medical History
How the quest for early detection of prostate cancer and depression has led to mass screenings, which in turn have revealed an incidence of disease that is beyond common sense and cautious medical practice. The entire process has led to patients who have been not helped but damaged.